ST. PETERSBURG – On Sunday, September 17, more than 250 students from Tampa bay communities participated in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair. The inaugural event was hosted by the Suncoast Chapter Teens of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.
The purpose of the fair was to provide students an opportunity to speak face-to-face with college recruiters and alumni to help them decide which school they might attend. The affair was also a chance to increase community awareness about the value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as inform participants about the variety of financial aid programs and available scholarships.
“Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities is part of Jack and Jill’s national program thrust which aims to help students explore a variety of higher learning opportunities and increase cultural awareness,” says Jack and Jill of America Teen Sponsor, Dr. Nathalia Jeffrey-Fort.
The event featured 20+ HBCU college recruiters and alumni including Spelman College, Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Fisk University, Tennessee State University, South Carolina State University, Tuskegee University, and Florida A&M University.